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BCHunter
02-12-2007, 08:56 AM
recently my Jeep Cherokee front left tire started to rub on the truck when i'd turn and step on the gas pedal. it doesn't do it if i take the corner real slow...

I took it in and was told that my front left Rancho 5000 shock is relaxed and needs replacing. It was also suggested to replace both.


should i replcae both of just the one?

bakelite
02-12-2007, 08:59 AM
I would change both myself just to eliminate any worries, preventive maintenance kinda thing. How old are they?


Is it odd for the driver's side to go first considering the passenger side sees more rough road?

BCHunter
02-12-2007, 09:03 AM
no clue how old they...i've owned the truck for 2 yrs myself and they were on already

I'll do both, going in tomorrow..$120 each shock x 2 and $90 labour

Kinslayer
02-12-2007, 09:04 AM
90 dollars labour? Holy fucking christ! To change two shocks!?
You had better get coffee while you wait...like, 89 dollars worth.

Ranchos are overrated.

bakelite
02-12-2007, 09:05 AM
Two years on a vehicle that sees a lot of off road is pretty good anyway. Jeez that seems expensive not so much the shocks but labour.

UU
02-12-2007, 09:11 AM
Change both shocks yourself.

And Rancho's aren't shit, I've had my RS9000 for over 10 years and wheel it everyweekend, no worries.

barracuda
02-12-2007, 10:32 AM
Danny change them yourself. it is pretty easy

epic3
02-12-2007, 05:51 PM
thats a lot of money for just a 5000 and 90 bucks to put them in is alot too whats thier hourly rate 85 bucks?

BCHunter
02-12-2007, 05:56 PM
probably right its $85!!! lol

whitlers
02-12-2007, 06:19 PM
do it yourself, save the money and buy beeeeer!

Nutbar
02-12-2007, 06:37 PM
120 a shock you are gettin ripped

the shop probably has a 1 hr minimum charge out for any job that should be why it is 90 for labour

dirt balls
02-13-2007, 05:37 PM
[iagree] thats why to much for rs5000 and do it your self its very easy [cheers]

BCHunter
02-14-2007, 12:45 PM
i went in yesterday and said to the mechanic that i didn't want to fork out the money for the new shocks if that wasn't the problem...we both took my jeep for a drive prior and he said the new shocks would fix THE RUBBING...well you know what it didn't! its still rubbing when i turn corners or burn out ...and only on the left side it rubs

so i forked out $330 plus tax for new shocks and labour for nothing!

back tomorrow to have them look over it..and try to get my $ back

gotta love Midas

UU
02-14-2007, 12:48 PM
[16]


drama

BCHunter
02-14-2007, 12:52 PM
can anyone sugget a better place to take it to...

Pudge
02-14-2007, 01:13 PM
it would help if we knew where under your bed was (location), lol

BCHunter
02-14-2007, 01:14 PM
New Westminster..lol

Pudge
02-14-2007, 01:28 PM
Jeap Thrills would be your best bet, might be a little bit far (maple ridge) but it will be fixed right and first time. Other than that, on teh Surrey side of the bridge, going up KG hwy, on your left is ABV, go see Magnus. Having a brain fart right now, can't think of anybody else right now. If you go see Magnus tell him Colin (Mudslinger on the board) sent you, they are good buddies.

Paul

BCHunter
02-14-2007, 01:39 PM
thanks you for the info..i have now have an appointment for Friday 10am with Jeap Thrills

Pudge
02-14-2007, 02:07 PM
you can sleep easy knowing they will get you fixed up correctly, there isn't ain't nothing Jeep they ain't seen.

England
02-14-2007, 04:23 PM
And next time change the shopcks yerself ...I mean even I can do that !!!!!! And trust me that aint good

BCHunter
02-15-2007, 09:41 PM
go fuck yourself Midas

they wouldn't even give me 2mins to talk...all they said was i needed the shocks and my old ones that i called and said for them to hang onto disappeared.

I spent that $ for nothing...all cause of a push test on my front end and a wham you need new shocks to fix the rubbing problem. Mother fuckers

Always broke
02-15-2007, 11:19 PM
Anyplace but there those shocks are only $49.00 each and it's really asy to change them so do it yourself[cheers]

Moondog
02-16-2007, 10:00 AM
recently my Jeep Cherokee front left tire started to rub on the truck when i'd turn and step on the gas pedal. it doesn't do it if i take the corner real slow...

I took it in and was told that my front left Rancho 5000 shock is relaxed and needs replacing. It was also suggested to replace both.


should i replcae both of just the one?

Have you increased the tire size? If so it will be you steering stops that need adjusting. Look just above your front brakes you will see a bolt with a washer onit undo this a put 1 washer for every 2" of tire size that you went up (e.g. 27'-31" place 2 washers either side). This decrease your turning circle but it will stop your tires rubbing this is a common problem when you incresae tire size on XJ's [cheers]

BCHunter
02-16-2007, 07:56 PM
i meet with Jeap Thrills today...great bunch of guys! Matt raised my jeep and showed me all the problems[16] $1125 to fix my old 4 inch mickey mouse lift kit

BCHunter
04-16-2007, 07:34 PM
Jeap Thrills would be your best bet, might be a little bit far (maple ridge) but it will be fixed right and first time.

i ended up having my Jeep repaired last saturday and not before due to family/$ issues...

anyways Jeap Thrills cost me $900 and some change...and still not fixed[16] they didn't have the parts for the (steering) tie rod etc...

The rubbing (front left tire) is still there when i speed off on slippery ground or take a corner some what fast.:mad: Midas told me i needed new shocks..$ later it still had the problem..Jeap Thrills said i needed new front Springs $ later its still not fixed.:happy0045:

I'm about $1900 so far into this dam vehicle and its not repaired..

I have a four inch lift in my Jeep, J.T's put in new leaf springs to make up for my mickey mouse four inch lift that was failings..getting it back from Jeap Thrills my back end sits about an 1.5inch lower now..?

The good thing through this all is Jeap Thrills said they fix it all, (fingers crossed) i just hope they can get fit me in before the weekend

toyon35s
04-16-2007, 08:14 PM
sounds shitty for you did you ever check your wheel baring on the side that rubbs could be it:dontknow:

Tunabomber
04-16-2007, 08:17 PM
if some one would rub me when i turn i would drive in circles all day [36]

Nutbar
04-16-2007, 08:18 PM
Is your cherokee a white one that had lift blocks in the rear (one was made of plywood[16] ) if so I was not informed about a rubbing issue from the guys in the frt I was just told to replace the springs. If I hadda known that I would have looked into it [!] poor communication

BCHunter
04-16-2007, 09:18 PM
thats my jeep,

Nutbar they new why i was there, to bad they didn't tell you..i was in for rubbing, steering problems (aiming 1 o'clock direction to drive straight) and a rear failing mickey mouse lift that was there when i bought the jeep.The leaf springs were slipping.

Matt said last week he'd get it all done for me when he could get time, I called and left a message tonight hoping it can get done (height of the rear lift and rubbing) before the weekend for my hunting trip.

So far i look at it that way, I got new shocks + labour (Midas) and springs +labour (J.T's) and i didn't even need them.

BCHunter
04-17-2007, 02:35 PM
sounds shitty for you did you ever check your wheel baring on the side that rubbs could be it

nope i didn't,

BCHunter
04-18-2007, 07:23 PM
back on Firday...Nutbar please take a look

Nutbar
04-18-2007, 08:13 PM
will do now that I know of the issue.[cheers]

BCHunter
04-20-2007, 04:15 PM
well i'm home...i've been told the rubbing/banging sound is the transfer case, chain..etc. Its on order, as so are 1inch blocks for my lift and steering parts.

i'm suppose to call in wednesday to see if if the parts came

jhunter
04-20-2007, 04:47 PM
man, hopefully you'll have the problem solved and a nice reliable rig

Ballsjeep
04-20-2007, 09:55 PM
.........Garys .....